I would normally have filled in the centre of the diamond but I've been unsure about what I wanted to put in the middle until now. You will recall the medallion I am using for the middle. I really liked the print but it just wasn't working with the honeycomb. The colour was wrong and there was just too much of the same thing so I remove the middle and replaced it with a piece of fabric with a bee skep.
I thought the middle of the medallion would work perfectly in the large diamond and as I've said many times before, if you repeat a fabric in the quilt it will give it a more cohesive look and feel.
I got a sheet of my hexagons and cut out the middle diamond shape. I put it on the medallion fabric making sure that it was smooth and flat. I traced inside the diamond.
I cut out the shape leaving a generous seam allowance all the way around.
I line up the centre of the large diamond on the lines and applique it to the piece of fabric. This is the same method I used for my Brinton Hall blocks. Once the applique is done I can trim the excess fabric. I find that it is easier to do this reverse applique if there is extra fabric.
I've been helping my Mom put together her latest quilt. There will be pictures soon. This quilt has 17 appliqued blocks which she designed. She has a love for African themed quilts, children and grandmothers, all of which are reflected in this quilt. Today I thought I would share pictures of three of the blocks. The first is my Mom and her friend Quinnie when they were little girls living on homesteads.
The second is a grandmother and her grandchild. I really like how she fussy cut the fabric to make the chair.
The third is a little boy trying to feed an elephant. I'm not sure that would ever happen but it sure is a cute block!
I've been busy making a pattern for my Value Proposition quilt. Included are new simplified instructions for constructing and attaching the middle path. The pattern will really be almost a book because it will cover everything from fabric selection to basting, and sewing. When it is finished I'll put it up on Craftsy. The free patterns will still be available on my blog but for anyone who wants them all in one place they can purchase the pattern!
If you need a morning/afternoon/evening smile check out Selvage Blog's post about sewing machine thingys! It is sure to make you smile!
That's it for today. I've got more sewing to do so until I post again, happy sewing!